Sunday, August 21, 2011

Drum Roll, Please...

...and the winner is:  Karen Gilman!!  Congratulations, Karen!  Please send me an email with your shipping info and I will get your goodies in the mail this week!

A HUGE thank you to all who helped me celebrate my Bloggaversary and took the time to leave kind comments.  It has been a crazy year...can't wait to see what the next year holds! 

Now for some stamping!  One of the things I most enjoy about participating in online challenges is the way they jump-start my mojo.  The week up north was a frustrating one and I had kind of been putting off going down to prep for my classes this week and next because I was worried it would again be an exercise in mediocrity.  Thankfully, some of my favourite challenge sites had sketch challenges this week!  They sure did get the creative juices flowing!!  The card I'm going to show you is based on one of the two sketches over at Stamping 411 this week.  Here is the simple sketch...

Since I am in full Christmas mode these days, it was only natural that I do a holiday card (yes, I know, its only August!).  So, here is my version:

Holiday card for SSC217 using the Jolly Bingo Bits and Contempo Christmas sets

Inside sentiment from the Many Merry Messages set
 This sketch was so CAS I had to try my best to reflect that in my card.  Since those of you who follow my blog know what a hard time I have with CAS, I hope you're impressed! This card actually came together quite easily and will likely make my fall line-up.  The poinsettia image is from Jolly Bingo Bits (so handy, that set!)  I also used some of the silver glimmer paper from the upcoming Holiday sparkly and no mess!  The sentiment is from Contempo Christmas and is heat embossed in silver.

On another note, there is still time to register for my Christmas Club.  The first class is this Thursday, so don't delay!  I need to confirm attendance by Wednesday so that I can be sure I have enough supplies on hand.  For more information click on the Upcoming Events tab at the top of this page and then call to register today!


  1. Totally cute! I love how clean and simple this is.. and I really love your overall blog design. So very pretty! Thanks for playing along with stamping411 this week.

  2. That silver glimmer paper look so amazing with all that red!! Love this card!


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